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Blondie Eat To The Beat 1981 CRIA Gold Award

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CRIA Platinum Album award for Blondie album Eat To The Beat album. Released on Sept. 28, 1979, it was certified Gold by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on January 1, 1980.

The album contained the singles including "Dreaming", "Union City Blue", and "Atomic", and the release became a #6 album chart hit for the group in Canada, #1 in the UK and #17 in the U.S. It also charted in many other countries around the world. A Gold album in Canada represents 50,000 copies sold (in the country of then about 36 million people). The release was also subsequently certified double Platinum by the CRIA.

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Item Highlights:

  • CRIA Gold album award
  • In Good to VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1981
  • Presented to artist management company
  • Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any Blondie fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • US$30 shipping to Canada (Canadian residents please email us at to purchase with this shipping price)
  • Other international shipping available 

Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1981 making it approx. 42 years old. This award is in Good to VG condition with original manufacturer's sticker from Poser Productions. It has some mars on its plexiglass and metal frame and minor tarnishing of the gold disc. 

The award is presented to Alive Enterprises, the management company co-founded by Shep Gordon, who managed Blondie, Alice Cooper and others. 

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Notes on the condition of all vintage awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

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